Stampeders eliminate Roughriders from playoff contention with road victory


The Calgary Stampeders eradicated the Saskatchewan Roughriders from the CFL playoff image with a 32-21 victory Saturday in Regina.

Heading into the weekend, Saskatchewan held a slim probability at qualifying for the post-season. The Riders had been tied with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the third and closing playoff spot within the East Division. Any mixture of Tiger-Cats wins and Riders losses totalling two within the closing two weeks of the season would eliminate Saskatchewan.

Hamilton defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 30-27 on Friday evening and Saturday’s defeat to the Stampeders sealed the Riders’ destiny. Although it is potential for the Ticats and Riders to finish the season with similar information, Hamilton holds the tiebreaker over Saskatchewan. The final time the Riders missed the playoffs was in 2016.

The Riders, who’ve gone 2-10 of their final 12 video games, are actually 6-11 on the season after shedding their sixth straight house sport. Calgary improved to 11-6 with the victory.

After a primary half that featured six area objectives, 4 from Calgary’s Rene Parades and two from Saskatchewan’s Brett Lauther, the groups mixed for 3 touchdowns within the third quarter. Ka’Deem Carey and Dedrick Mills every scored on two-yard runs for the Stampeders whereas Shaq Evans hauled in a 23-yard scoring move from Mason Fine.

Richie Sindani, a Regina product, caught a 14-yard landing move from Maier within the fourth quarter to place the sport out of attain.

Mario Alford electrified the gang within the closing minute with a 104-yard punt return for a landing. He is the primary participant in Riders historical past to attain touchdowns in the identical season on a kickoff return, a punt return and a missed area aim return.

The sport marked the primary CFL begin for Fine who changed veteran Cody Fajardo. Riders head coach Craig Dickenson stated the change was made in try to spark the offence. Fine completed 18 of 28 for 196 yards with one landing.


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